Manetti scouts for talent
The Namibia Football Association (NFA) hosted a Brave Warriors African Nations Championship (CHAN) selection tournament at Tsumeb early this week from Monday to Wednesday, with players in contention from the MTC Premiership as well as the Southern Stream first Division, the North West and North East First Divisions.
Brave Warriors Coach Ricardo Mannetti and his technical team selected players that will form part of the Brave Warriors team to play in the home-based players’ African version of the Cup of Nations, the 2016 African Nations Championship, to be held in Rwanda from 16 January to 7 February 2016.
The CHAN tournament is a continental showpiece that attracts 16 teams, featuring players who play in local domestic leagues. The premier league team selected for the mini tournament at the Oscar Norich Stadium includes: Immanuel Immanuel (Citizens), David Petersen (Rebels), Gregory Auchumeb and Gabriel Malakia (Both Blue Waters), Unomasa Tjitaura and Thofilus Junias (Tura Magic), Kennedy Amutenya (Tigers), Ferdinand Karongee, Joslin Kamatuka (African Stars), Valten van Staden, Marcello Haraseb, Nicky Musambani, Donovan Swartz, Albertus Harobeb (Orlando Pirates), Dynamo Fredericks (Black Africa), Lorenzo Louis (UNAM), Romario Maans (Touch & Go), Mapenzi Muwanei (Eleven Arrows) and Alfons Xoagub (Julinho Sporting). Coach Woody Jacobs
The CHAN tournament’s inaugural edition in 2009 was held in Ivory Coast, while in 2011 Sudan hosted it. South Africa then hosted last year’s edition. The Democratic Republic of Congo, Tunisia and Libya have each won the title in the respective years.